In its second edition, the Oscar Niemeyer prize seeks to highlight once again the best of architectural production in Latin America. The jury is composed by architects Carla Juaçaba, Carlos Jiménez, Fabián Farfán, Jean Pierre’s there’s and César Shundi.
This year there are twenty finalist works. Of all these, three were developed in our country. It is the Site Museum of Pachacamac (Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos), Casa Lapa (Martín Dulanto) and Plaza Cultural Norte (Oscar Gonzalez Moix).
“We must recognize the value of the local and enrich it with the global, appropriating everything that enriches us as peoples and societies. Architecture protects and communicates, it is a public fact, of which we cannot abstract ourselves, the city is also composed by architectural facts, with which the architecture must be thought from and to the city”, explains the organization of the award in an official statement.
In 2016, the prize was awarded to the Peruvian studio Barclay & Crousse, for designing the place of memory. The work was awarded for “its values as an architectural and technological proposal; for its relationship with the context, with the social, cultural and environmental aspects”.